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cheekpiece

[cheek-pees]
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noun
  1. either of two vertical bars of a bit, one on each end of the mouthpiece.
  2. cheek strap.
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Origin of cheekpiece

First recorded in 1750–60; cheek + piece
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Examples from the Web for cheekpiece

Historical Examples

  • The cheekpiece (A) of the gage must always rest against the working side.

    Carpentry for Boys

    J. S. Zerbe

  • Cheekpiece from snaffle bit, iron, incomplete, angular knee with hole for linking element between rein and bit.


British Dictionary definitions for cheekpiece

cheekpiece

noun
  1. either of the two straps of a bridle that join the bit to the crownpiece
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